1997 Mazda Protege

Well, not exactly my Protege, the wife’s. Of course since she has had the Accord wagon for over a year now she needs a new car (and brain, but that’s another story). We decided to go cheaper and ended up trading the Accord wagon on a lovely little 1997 Mazda Protege LX like the one seen here.

It was a 5-speed stick so it got 30-something mpg and was a fun car to drive. But it didn’t stay long. We have reached the great divide, the end of Wife 1.0. In the divorce she got the Protege, I got the S-10. She drove the Protege for another 2 years or so, then traded it.

I’m sure you are thinking, “great, maybe he’s getting near the end of this lame saga.” NOT EVEN CLOSE!!! I actually think we are about at the half way point, but I haven’t looked at the list that closely. We are just now into 1998, so we have 10 more years to go. At least for a while the vehicles will get a little more interesting.

Other Flashback Fridays:
#14: 1972 Chevrolet C-10
#13: 1999 Mazda Miata
#12: 1997 Mazda Protege LX
#11: 1997 Chevrolet S-10
#10: 1983 Civic Wagon
#9: 1982 Accord LX Sedan & 1996 Accord LX Wagon
#8: 1989 Voyager & 1996 Saturn SW2
#7: 1971 Chevrolet C-10
#6: 1971 MG MGB
#5: 1989 VW Cabriolet & 1989 Oldsmobile Ciera
#4: 1988 Honda Civic LX
#3: 1986 Honda Civic DX
#2: 1981 Chevy Caprice Estate & 1983 Toyota Tercel
#1: 1972 Chevy Nova